Food and Agribusiness Talking Points | 17/08/18

In today’s talking points Wattle wins Chinese approval to sell baby food, Chinese scientists find key gene to save fertilizer for crops, Food security: Fall Armyworm spreads to Asia, Drought delivers bumper profits for West Australian farmers   Wattle wins Chinese approval to sell baby food Chinese approval for the milk powder was announced last …

Health & Life Sciences Talking Points | 16/08/18

In today’s talking points Fewer Australians are dying from hepatitis C but thousands are still missing out on treatment,The true cost of staying healthy in Australia revealed, FDA recalls are a reminder that China controls much of world’s drug supply, Centrelink new robodebt trial bypasses previous safeguard for mentally ill   Fewer Australians are dying from hepatitis C, …

Education Talking Points | 15/08/18

In today’s talking points Concerns about possible dealmaking constraints hit Chinese education stocks, Research boosts Australian universities in global Shanghai rankings, Coalition ‘alarmed’ after students with Atars as low as 17.9 accepted into teaching, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018: Asian universities climb Concerns about possible dealmaking constraints hit Chinese education stocks On Friday last week, the Chinese …

Energy & Resources Talking Points | 14/08/18

  In today’s talking points Government tests interest in Sydney’s first mining licence since 1993, Turnbull beats Abbott over NEG, now Frydenberg has to win Victoria, Organic solar battery sets record for converting sunlight to energy in Chinese study, U.S. crude exports to China falling despite tariffs exception   Government tests interest in Sydney’s first mining licence …

Financial Services Talking Points | 10/08/18

  In today’s talking points Asian shares slip despite upbeat Japanese economic data, China private equity funds suffer wave of closures, World Bank appoints CBA for first bond deal on blockchain and Alibaba may merge food delivery units to step up battle against rival   Asian shares slip despite upbeat Japanese economic data Despite the growth of Japan’s …

Education Talking Points | 09/08/18

In today’s talking points WA unis cut fees to attract overseas students, PM Malcolm Turnbull sings praises of Chinese students, Holiday classes increase Chinese parents’ anxiety about education, Heightened use of CCTV in NSW schools   WA unis cut fees to attract overseas students  In an attempt to increase declining international student enrolment rates, Western Australian universities have offered overseas students …

Food & Agriculture Talking Points | 08/08/18

In today’s talking points Australian agriculture groups join forces, China to launch emergency inspections on farms after swine fever outbreak, AI tech boosting smart agriculture and Dairy farmers plan to walk away from industry after years of financial security Australian agriculture groups join forces Two of Australia’s biggest agriculture bodies- The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and Agribusiness Australia- …

Healthcare and Life Sciences Talking Points | 07/08/18

In today’s Talking Points Ningxia to build China’s first Internet Plus Healthcare demo zone, Private health sector most vulnerable to data breaches – report, Queensland hospitals to ban junk food and sugary drinks, China to subsidise more cancer drugs.   Ningxia to build China’s first Internet Plus Healthcare demo zone The regional government of northwest …

Energy and Resources Talking Points | 03/08/2018

In today’s talking points: Japan’s hydrogen future may be fuelled by Australian renewables; Resources continue to drive Australian exports; New Minerals Council boss vows technology-neutral energy policy; Australian trade surplus swells as China sucks up resources Japan’s hydrogen future may be fuelled by Australian renewables The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has said renewable energy could drive …

Financial Services Talking Points | 02/08/2018

In today’s talking points: Chinese investors bid up prices locally as they bring capital home; Australian rich-lister Christian Beck slams ‘paranoid’ banks for cracking down on borrowing; Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng raises 4 billion RMB as it gears up to take on Tesla; Robo-adviser goes for cashed-up Boomers over Millennials  Chinese Investors Bid Up Prices Locally as …